Seasons of Life by Audrey Cofield



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Beyond the Gate

Clustered on a mound of earth
     Above a crystal lake,
There stands a house of beauty
     That no cameras eye can take.

The autumn leaves hang restlessly,
     With each gust they tumble down
To greet the saffron cannas,
     Still blooming on the ground.

Bird houses stand dejected,
     The fledglings long have gone,
A flamingo and an anvil
     Add interest to the lawn.

The evergreens still verdant
     Defy the season's call,
While the ambient shrubs and bushes
     Dress up for days of fall.

No artist could depict it
     Nor a poet explicate;
The warmth of friendly people
     Who dwell beyond its gate.

 

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